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For details of undergraduate and post-graduate courses in languages:

Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh
University of Edinburgh
University of Glasgow

To gain some initial experience in translation (and interpreting) try your local volunteer organisation:

Volunteer Centre Edinburgh

For a languages refresher course contact your local University or Council:

The Institute for Applied Language Studies, University of Edinburgh.
City of Edinburgh Council

Some links to professional linguistic organisations with advice on getting started in translation and details of examinations for new translators.

Institute of Translation and Interpreting
Institute of Linguists
American Translators Association
 
 
 
 
Where to find out about Translation Memory and website translation support tools:
Trados
Deja Vu
Cats Cradle
Wordfast
Star Transit
SDLX

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